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Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Chabon; Michael Chabon; Michael Chabon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chabon
ISBN: 9780061490187 0061490180
OCLC Number: 302099820
Description: xiv, 306 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I: Secret handshake --
The losers' club --
II: Techniques of betrayal --
William and I --
The cut --
D.A.R.E. --
The memory hole --
The binding of Isaac --
III: Strategies for the folding of time --
To the Legoland Station --
The wilderness of childhood --
Hyprocritical theory --
The splendors of crap --
IV: Exercises in masculine affection --
The hand on my sholder --
The story of our story --
The ghost of Irene Adler --
The heartbreak kid --
A gift --
V: Styles of manhood --
Faking it --
Art of cake --
On Canseco --
I feel good about my murse --
VI: Elements of fire --
Burning women --
Verging --
Fever --
Looking for trouble --
A woman of valor --
VII: Patterns of early enchantment --
Like, cosmic --
Subterranean --
XO9 --
Sky and Telescope --
VIII: Studies in pink and blue --
Surefire lines --
Cosmodemonic --
Boyland --
A textbook father --
IX: Tactics of wonder and loss --
The Omega Glory --
Getting out --
Radio silence --
Normal time --
Xmas --
Thr amateur family --
X: Cut the Mickey Katz --
Daughter of the commandment..
Responsibility: Michael Chabon.

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The author questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

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